Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2019 2:48 pm


Date Joined: April 28, 2019
Last Online: October 19, 2019
Birthday: August 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi fellow swap-bot members!

I am super excited to find this group. I have been wanting to connect with others who share the same desire to write and craft. I have begun a Flickr account with photos so I can share my creations others. You can find me by typing in Elenamarie123.

Unfortunately, because of lyme disease I am allergic to many things, including dust, cats (I dislike cats...a lot...due to being scratched as a kid), dogs, perfume, candles, cleaning products, smoke, almost all chemicals. I think it's called multiple chemical sensitivities. If I could have a pet, it would be a yellow lab/golden retriever mix. Think Marley.

As for my interests, I enjoy reading, writing, making paper crafts, walking outside when able, drinking herbal tea, and watching British and Hallmark television shows. I am a huge PBS and When Calls the Heart fan. My all-time favorite show is Gilmore Girls.

Other fun facts about me include that I often teach part-time college writing courses and/or tutor, which works out well for me. I am married. I have no kids of my own, but adore my nephew and godson.

My favorite colors are all shades of blue, greens, pink, and yellow. I don't care much for purple. I like gold over silver. Fall is my favorite season, especially because of the beautiful sunflowers that grow in Kansas. I am a Green Bay Packers football fan. Go Pack Go! Football is the only sport I like/follow.

My favorite teas are chamomile, green tea, and berry teas like raspberry. I like Stash brand teas. I'm always wanting to try new healthy/flavorful teas. My favorite fruits are cherries and strawberries. I like white chocolate and vanilla flavors over milk chocolate.

I like Christian music and country music. I love things that have inspirational quotes, poetry, and bible scriptures on them. I like butterflies, geese, ducks, baby farm animals, woodland animals, and zoo animals. I love Whinnie the Pooh art and sayings. I also like Snoopy and the Peanut characters. I like most animals but I don't like cats, llamas, sharks, sloths, nor camels.

My favorite trees are maple trees and my favorite flowers are wildflowers. I love nature.

Currently, I really am enjoying crafting with all different kinds of paper, which include sheet music paper, book paper, tea-dyed paper, magazine paper, art photos, scrapbook photo, etc. I love embellishments, die cuts, especially anything vintage. I also really enjoyed junk journal and travelor's journal supplies, stamps, and stationary of all sorts. I enjoy postage stamps, used and new. I also love lace and French style fabrics. I really like Amity Bloom's style of travelor's journal work, as well as Tracie Fox. Check them out on YouTube.

My favorite ephemera, fabric, napkins, and paper/journal cards and supply themes are nature, wildflower, garden, literature/books/writing, vintage, Georgian/Regency era (images and quotes), and tea time.

I'm on the lookout for vintage brads and buttons and vintage Ephemera images and quotes.

My favorite magazines are Magnolia Journal, MaryJane"s Farm, Stampington/Sommerset, and Daphne's Diary. I hope to make a travelor's journal notebook from Daphne's Diary pages someday.

My favorite movies/books are Elf the movie, Despicable Me the movie, Pride and Prejudice book and Movie, Little Women book and Movie, Chronicles of Narnia book, One Thousand Gifts book, Unbroken the book, The Best Yes book, and Paper craft magazines.

I could go on and on about all the things I enjoy in life. Mostly, it's the small things...a warm cup of tea, a sunset, a walk in the park, a soul talk with a friend. I'm an old soul who enjoys a quiet and meaningful life.

I have many more likes than dislikes but a few dislikes to mention just so you don't waste time, money, etc. would be: tiny paper/sticker pieces like the size of a fingernail, unicorn things, norwals, big foot creatures things, rainbow things, florescent, tye-dye and neon colored things, cat things, sloths, Halloween creepy things (However, I do like harvest things though like leaves, pumpkins, hayrides, scarecrows, farm animals, nature woodland animals etc...these are all fantastic!), dream catchers, zombies, comic book/super hero things, bugs, snakes, spiders, clowns, guns, camo pattern things, and Hawaian, or Asian comic art or characters. I don't mean to offend. These are just not my style.

I do like Eastern and Western European, Mexican and Central America style things though.

Thanks for caring about my preferences. I'm truly grateful for the time you take with your swaps. I know I appreciate it when profiles are detailed. I aim to please.

Should you ever dislike the mail I send, or it arrives damaged, or perhaps gets lost and you don't receive it, or perhaps the postage was short, please let me know and I will do my best to replace/resend as soon as possible.

I look forward to connecting with some of you in the future. Here's to making hearts happy with happy mail!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my creativity and connect with other creative ladies.




stiffneck78 rated for October ATC #1 International on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: What an amazing swap!!! I wish I could give you multiple πŸ’œπŸ’•! You made my day with this Fall/Autumn themed swap. I love how you packaged everything from the envelope itself to the great journaling pocket. You did a wonderful job and I will treasure it and the bookmark you made me. A hundred 'thank you's'. So thoughtful of you and I'm so glad I was your partner. 😊😍
Response: Yay! I was so excited to have an opportunity to be your partner and create some fun items for you! I'm so glad you liked everything Angela! I'm looking forward to more swaps where our paths cross! Thank you for the compliment and for inspiring my creativity!
Drachenfrau rated for A Postal At Home 2 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter and the tea! :-)
Response: My pleasure.
sweetgypsy rated for WIYM: Random Playing Card Swap on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the playing cards. The see-thru one is very cool. I have never seen one like that before. Thanks for trying to incorporate 203. It's my birthday Feb.03 and also it pops up in my life quite a bit. I have lived in 3 different houses with that house number! (No, I didn't move into these homes purposely because of the number.) LOL! :p Thanks for the quotes and library pocket too! :)
Response: Oh those are interesting connections to 203 indeed! Must be a lucky number for you. Thank you for sharing how much you liked the swap items I sent you! I appreciate the feedback!
AnnaM rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Elena, Your pretty little package arrived today Thank you so much for the lovely fabric. I like the colours and they go beautifully with the fabric I chose for the edging of my quilt. β™₯ Anna
Response: Oh, that's so wonderful to hear, dear Anna. I'm so glad you liked the fabric and that it will incorporate nicely into you quilt.
iamdjs rated for Halloween Altered Index Card on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Wow! what a nice envelop of happy mail - thank you so much!
Response: You are most welcome.
Comment: How beautiful,I just love all that you sent to me.Thank you so much for all the time and thought you put into everything I really appreciate it and can't wait to put in my journal.
Response: Oh good to hear. I'm glad everything made it to you safely and that you like your envelope.
pynart2 rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Loved Loved Loved your fabric choice. Wish I could give you 100 Hearts. See you soon at the Ball. Hester
Response: Oh, this is wonderful to hear Hester! I had grappled with which fabric to choose, but I knew it would be nice to choose fabrics that complemented one another in pattern and color. I am so glad you like what I chose for you! I am looking forward to seeing you at the Ball as well! What a festive gathering it shall be! Thank you for the hearts!
Zanet rated for WIYM: YELLOW POSTCARD SWAP #6 on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Dear Elena, thank you for lovely cheerful postcard, daffodils are beautiful and we get a lot of them in spring. Enjoy your sunflowers and have a nice day!
Response: You are welcome! Glad the postcard brightened your day.
AZmom875 rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC Letter B on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Oh what great blessed card.
Response: Oh good. I'm glad you liked it!
depress666d rated for Tea & Cookie Recipe Swap on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: I hope I dont have too much homework this weekend so I can try out your recipe with one of your teas! Thank you so much for everything (I love that cat paperclip!), you packaged everything so nicely I love it so much!
Response: Ah this warms my heart to hear. Let me know if you try the recipe. Rolling the dough balls in sugar before you flatten crisscross with the fork is the secret that makes these cookies scrumptious. Glad you liked your surprise too.
me2az50 rated for Altered Index Card on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great Altered Index Card. i agree, I like the size of these a little better then the ATC size. I will take your advise and update my profile. Thank you for the goodies.
Response: Oh you are so welcome! Thank you for letting me know you received and liked your index card!
Comment: Elena, your lovely package arrived today and I can't tell you how much I love it. Everything was packaged so beautifully it was a treat to open all the envelopes. I appreciate that you made this swap so personal and I know the belly band will just look gorgeous in my journal. Thank you also for such a thoughtful gift of the napkins. It was so kind of you. I wish I could give you more than one heart, this truly was a special swap. Thank you! β™₯β™₯β™₯
Response: You are most welcome Anna! I had so much fun putting it all together. Making the belly band to look like a tree with leaves was challenging but I love how it turned out. It is definitely one if my favorite things I have made and I am glad you will enjoy it! You are welcome for the decorative napkins. I know you will put them to good use! So happy everything made it to you safely!
LindaW rated for FALL Card Making on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and little paper gifts. Fall here isn’t different. It seems like Summer all year long with tropical plants. I like seeing pictures of Fall in other states.
Response: You are welcome! Glad the card made it to Hawaii!
Burger1girl rated for SF ~ Pick 3 USA ~ Fall on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! I love everything! ALl the stickers and affirmation cards..just a joy to receive from you! Thank you!!
Response: You are most welcome! Great to hear you loved your swap items.
Comment: Oooh - I love that feeling of fresh air too, especially when it's finally cool enough to turn off the AC. Thanks for the great swap!
Response: Ah yes! It's wonderful. Sure have been missing a cool breeze these past ten days or so. Glad postcard arrived safely!
Michelle0329 rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC Letter A on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: For your first ATC it was wonderful thank you!!! I loved your note and the goodies you sent!! Thanks for an awesome swap!
Response: You are most welcome Michelle! I'm so glad you appreciated my first ATC and extra goodies. Thank you for letting me know you received it!
Littleroo rated for Note For You # 13 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Thats the cutest little pocket monkey. Thank you it sure does make me smile! Love it.
Response: Oh I just knew you would love it little roo! So glad it made it safely to you. I Know you will give it a safe home!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards and little surprise I love the ribbon you had around it
Response: You are most welcome! I'm so glad you liked your note cards and surprise. Thank you for letting me know you received it!
Comment: Thank you Elena Marie!! I love what you sent! That Ice Cream sure looks AMAZING!! I am also loving this menu from Keltic Star! Mmm Definitely looks like a great place!! Thanks for the sticker from your cafe too-- This was really a fun swap!! Have a great week!! Gabi ps- Keep moving forward.. one foot in front of the other... HUGS
Response: Thanks Gabi! You are welcome as always. It was a fun swap. Now I want to visit Floyd Virginia for a festival.
Star7Lily rated for Tea Tasks on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: Elenamarie, wow! What a beautiful packet to find in my letter box. Thank you so much. A lot of thought and gentleness has gone into your swap and I appreciate the quotes and the journal extras... that is ironic! Lovely! hundred hearts. xxxx
Response: You are so very welcome, Jane! May I ask what is ironic? It has been quite some time that I put the package together so I am not making the connection right this moment. Perhaps, I'll remember later.

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lou on Aug 27, 2019:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

SeleneW on Aug 17, 2019:

Have fun junk journaling!

yvonne401 on Aug 13, 2019:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here.



earthnk on Jul 27, 2019:

Hi Elena, two two's are en route to you. It'll be interesting to find out which one wins the race 😊

Elenamarie on Jul 24, 2019:

Cute welcome pic Kitty! Thank you!

kittyhahahotbot on Jul 19, 2019:

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